I love to Gamble

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto Rico

I love to gamble and take significant risks which can explain why I went to work for myself. When I was an employee, I use to love to visit the Casino and risk some of my hard earned money to make some more. I have to say that at moments I won big! I have already spent this money on travel, and over time I gave back to the Casinos.

There is just something about the many factors that make up a casino that can get me into the spirit of coming out a winner.  Even when we lose money, we have to give it more and more to make sure we regain what we have lost (which sadly in many occasions is not the reality of the issue).

Trying to Recover Your Investment

During these last three years, I have changed the visits to the casino due to my daily tasks at CIMA IT Solutions. Every day no matter how badly I am losing money, I have to put even more resources and energy into the business to try and recover what I have invested  (time and money) over the long term. This the only way I can justify taking the feeling of being inside the Casino to something productive.

Every day I look up and try to identify opportunities based on the relationships I have. The only difference is that the currency that I keep running out of at my office is Time.

I have to plan my days well so I can work something that can be beneficial.

Just like at the casino I try to measure the risk based on the probability of winning, I try my best at focusing on those clients that seem to look like a win.

The difference

In the Casino, I put my money where there could potentially be a huge economic benefit. In my business, I am looking for clients that value what I do and are interested in creating a transparent relationship with me.

At the Casino, I am all for the money while at my office I am all for quality relationships

What type of risks do you take? What motivates you to take them?

Are those risks aligned towards growing as a person or are they purely motivated by financial gain?

Photo by by Images_of_Money


  1. Prometeo on August 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I like to play poker but only with play money never with the real greenbacks. Sometimes I take risks on the game and win other times I lose. It´s like life. 

    • Raul Colon on August 11, 2011 at 3:05 am


      That is the most important part is understanding the consequences. Some people forget that there are consequences for everything! 

  2. Kybedard on August 11, 2011 at 1:02 am

    I love poker as well. I have written a few blogs and have compared poker to  Wall St investors, how to calculate ROI w implied pot odds as well. This was a great read!

    • Raul Colon on August 11, 2011 at 3:07 am

      It would be great too see one can you share the link.